Park and Sports Turf Management (AS Degree S0116)

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0116

The courses in park and sports turf management are designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. This degree is part of our comprehensive Agricultural Sciences Program. The program is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor to check the lower division requirements in the catalog of the college or university which they will attend and also the semester and year in which courses are offered.

This program is intended to prepare students to manage a park or sports facility and also for employment following graduation. Students will learn how to design, install and manage irrigation systems, set up and implement fertilizer and pest management programs, design and properly install a complete landscape (including all plants and hardScape), and properly identify and maintain trees, shrubs and turf grasses. In addition, students will learn about personnel management, budgeting and other management topics.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AGOR 5Park Facilities3
AGOR 24Integrated Pest Management3
AGOR 30Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs3
or AGOR 35 Ornamental Plants for Southwest Climates
AGOR 39Turf Grass Production and Management3
AGOR 40Sports Turf Management3
AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
AGOR 51Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations3
AGOR 62Irrigation Principles and Design3
AGOR 63Irrigation Systems Management3
AGOR 71Construction Fundamentals3
AGOR 75Urban Arboriculture3
Complete one unit from the following course:1
Work Experience in Horticulture
Total Units34

Horticulture Website 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Demonstrate professional conduct in the industry.
  • Be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
  • Be able to formulate and propose an all-inclusive management program for a sports turf area
  • Be able to demonstrate proper pruning skills for pruning woody trees and shrubs.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AGOR 5 Park Facilities 3
AGOR 62 Irrigation Principles and Design 3
AGOR 50 Soil Science and Management 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
Winter Term 1
A/AS PE .5
Spring Term 1
AGOR 39 Turf Grass Production and Management 3
AGOR 51 Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations 3
AGOR 1 Horticultural Science 3
Summer Term 1
AGOR 91 Work Experience in Horticulture 1
Fall Term 2
AGOR 40 Sports Turf Management 3
AGOR 63 Irrigation Systems Management 3
AGOR 24 Integrated Pest Management 3
Certificate: Sports Turf Management N0639 9  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
AGOR 30 OR AGOR 35 3  
Winter Term 2
Spring Term 2
AGOR 75 Urban Arboriculture 3
AGOR 71 Construction Fundamentals 3
Park Sports Management, AS S0116 6  
Completion of AGOR 73 for Park Mngt Cert 3  
Certificate: Park Management N0629 9  
Submit petitions to Admissions Records Submit petitions to Admissions Records  
 Total Units56.5
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